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Washington (CNN)A bipartisan bill to let families victimized by the 9/11 terrorist attacks sue Saudi Arabia ran into sharp setbacks Monday, as the White House threatened a veto and a GOP senator privately sought to block the measure.
The move comes as presidential candidates from both parties are seizing on the legislation to score points with New York voters ahead of Tuesday's critical primary there.
And it has pit the likely next Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, squarely against the Obama administration.
White House threatens to veto 9/11 lawsuit bill
America: A Land Where Justice Is Absent
Paul Craig Roberts
America’s First Black President is a traitor to his race and also to justice.
Obama has permitted the corrupt US Department of Justice (sic), over which he wields authority, to overturn the ruling of a US Federal Court of Appeals that prisoners sentenced illegally to longer terms than the law permits must be released once the legal portion of their sentence is served. The DOJ, devoid of all integrity, compassion, and sense of justice, said that “finality” of conviction was more important than justice. Indeed, the US Justice (sic) Department’s motto is: “Justice? We don’t need no stinkin’ justice!”
Alec Karakatsanis, a civil rights attorney and co-founder of Equal Justice Under Law, tells the story here: President Obama’s Department of Injustice
See also here: Obama's DOJ Perpetrates Injustice for Tens of Thousands of Prisoners
The concept of “finality” was an invention of a harebrained Republican conservative academic lionized by the Republican Federalist Society. In years past conservatives believed—indeed, still do—that the criminal justice system coddles criminals by allowing too many appeals against their unlawful convictions. The appeals were granted by judges who thought that the system was supposed to serve justice, but conservatives demonized justice as something that enabled criminals. A succession of Republican presidents turned the US Supreme Court into an organization that only serves the interests of private corporations. Justice is nowhere in the picture.
America: A Land Where Justice Is Absent — Paul Craig Roberts
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Oh, the Great Republican Double Cross.
Yeah. That thing.
So we climb in bed with Saudi officials, hide the info during the investigation, then "leak it" now to create uproar.
To me this is proof that our government are dirty double crossing bastards who are waiting to sell us all out again, too.
ETA: forgot....DRILL BABY DRILL!!!!
Hillary recently made headlines from her desire to sue gun manufacturers for gun crimes.
Now we see legislation to sue Saudi Arabia for crimes committed by a few citizens of that nation?
If there is proof that Saudi was behind the attacks, then it is an act of war.
If they weren't behind the attacks, then this is just as applicable as Hillary's attempt.
originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: Profusion
Hi, non-American here. I am very confused about the thread. I thought it was about the bill to allow citizens to sue Saudi Arabia, but then it is talking about the DOJ. At the end it seems to be talking about something else.
Are you saying that the US citizenry should essentially dissolve the USA and become a consortium of state-nations?
I truly am a bit lost about the goal because of my ignorance of US politics.
Thanks in advance for any answers.
originally posted by: visitedbythem
They( US Gov) are probably worried that the truth will come out, that the Saudis and US Gov worked together to get this done, in ordfr to have a reason to Attack Sadaam, and other countries. The US gov and Saudis work together. The latest is an attack against Russia via low fixed oil prices to topple Putin and financially ruin Russia. Low oil cost in not done to help you out at the pump. There is always a motive, and it has to do with power and money. How about the US obamacare? Who does that benefit? You? No way! My premiums went up, and coverage went down. It benefits the bankers that own the insurance companies. Now everyone must pay, and pay big, or be fined at tax time. Its all about money and always has been. The people who died on 9-11, and the property loss, had far lesser value of what was to be gained in the middle east. Who was the king that Obama bowed low to the ground before? Remember? Americans dont bow to any other human. We loathe that behavior